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What causes a minty/menthol feeling in the back of my throat?

What causes a minty/menthol feeling in the back of my throat?

Depends: This could be due to many things - such as medications, food, even use of body lotions/oils, or clothing. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What causes a feeling of lump in the throat?

What causes a feeling of lump in the throat?

Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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Whats feeling of something caught in throat?

Whats feeling of something caught in throat?

Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

What are common causes of a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Throat Issue: It could be gerd, allergies, a foreign body like a fish bone or a mass or diverticulum. See an ENT doc for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have thrush in my throat could that cause the feeling of food stuck in midchest?

I have thrush in my throat could that cause the feeling of food stuck in midchest?

Yes: If it's in your esophagus as well. The question is why this might be. Do you know your HIV status? Are you diabetic? Please think about getting endoscoped. ...Read more

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Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Viral URI: Most likely early symptoms of viral infection or Upper respiratory Infection. These can manifest in many different ways, including runny nose, increased mucous production, sore throat and/or ear pain. Treat symptoms with OTC throat lozenges. Should run usual course in 5-6 days. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 7 to 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What makes lumps in the back of throat?

It depends: It depends on where and what type of lump. If it is on the back of the tongue it could be type of lingual tonsil or normal tissue. It could be a blocked salavary gland swollen tonsels or in the worse case cancer anyway they should be checked if last longer than two weeks and are new. ...Read more

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Got a feeling of something stuck in throat?

Got a feeling of something stuck in throat?

Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Post nasal drip: This can be from nasal allergies, an allergies can help you , you need a nasal spray. ...Read more

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What is burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

What is  burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

Need more info: How long has this been happening? Does this occur only after lying down or after eating? Does this occur only during certain time of the year? ...Read more

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Hiya, I'm so nervous. Bumpiness at back of throat Dull ear and neck ache on right side Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat Pain in sternum, ma?

Hiya,
I'm so nervous. 
Bumpiness at back of throat
Dull ear and neck ache on right side 
Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat
Pain in sternum, ma?

Throat: A great number of patients present to the ENT with bumpiness of the back of the throat. This photograph shows some bumpiness that is associated with lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat. This type of finding can be associated with irritation from post nasal drip or allergies. It can also be associated with viral illness and if persistent should see an ENT or PCP. ...Read more

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Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse and trouble swallowing?

Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse  and trouble swallowing?

See doc....: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and with difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, etc. Could be indicative of a problem in your upper airway. If the shortness of breath is worsening, go to the nearest er right away. See a doctor as soon as possible to get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

There is a thing: called "exploding head syndrome", which is a type of headache. It doesn't usually cause strange feelings in legs though. It seems possible that you just have a lot of anxiety about something, but nonetheless, with any severe headache and other unexplained symptoms you should probably seek a medical opinion. When you do, just describe the symptoms. Don't use analogies "feeling of earthquake". ...Read more

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What would cause tingling sensation in back of throat and tongue?

What would cause tingling sensation in back of throat and tongue?

See oral surgeon: There are a number of things that can causes this. Could be allergies, acid reflux, or a number of other things. The only way to know is to have an evaluation. Schedule an appointment asap. ...Read more

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I've been having neck pain, sharp hot pains in head and the feeling of something pushing through the back of my throat. What could it be?

I've been having neck pain, sharp hot pains in head and the feeling of something pushing through the back of my throat. What could it be?

Uncertain: I can't be clear but a lot of neck pain can be muscle. You also have bone and disc in the neck, joints in the neck. Each of these could be contributing to your symptoms. Your best the decision would be to see your physician and get in evaluation. You may need consultation, you may need imaging, but I can't be certain from what you tell us at this point what the symptoms are due to ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Feeling of suffocated warm breathing, dizziness, difficulty swallowing and like a quick pulsing feeling at the base of my throat?

? Thyoid: Before declaring it to be anxiety, i would wonder about a goiter growing behind your sternum. Mention the possibility to your doctor. An ultrasound should be able to determine if you have any ectopic thyroid tissue. Perhaps some of my colleagues have some other possibilities from their clinical experience. ...Read more

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Pain in back of neck and swollen gland something feels sticking out in back of neck like a vein?

Pain in back of neck and swollen gland something feels sticking out in back of neck like a vein?

Someone needs a look: Usually painful swelling in neck is a lymph node responding to an infection, possibly a pimple or sore on the scalp. You will probably feel better putting a bit of heat on it but don't mess with it too much or it could get worse. If it doesn't get better after a few days, see someone. ...Read more